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CDC Press Conference on H1N1 Vaccine and Antiviral Update

Cdclogo 2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccine Distribution and Antiviral Update

WHAT: CDC will host a press conference to provide an update on 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine distribution and antivirals.

WHO: Anne Schuchat, M.D., Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

WHEN: Thursday October 29, 2009 at 2 p.m. ET (Webcast info below)

WHERE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/about/resources/visitGuide.htm#direction.

Parking is available in the Building 19 parking deck located on CDC Parkway. Media should arrive at the CDC no later than 1:30 p.m. Media must present photo ID for access.

Media who cannot attend in person can listen and ask questions by toll-free conference line. Please dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference.

WEBCAST AVAILABLE AT FLU.GOV
This press briefing will be broadcast live at www.flu.gov/live.  We strongly encourage non-media to use this option for viewing.

DIAL-IN:
*Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. 
Media: 888-795-0855
Listen Only: 800-369-1890
INTERNATIONAL: 1-312-470-7280
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

BROADCAST ACCESS
Call Crawford Communications Bookings at 1-800-243-1995 to make arrangements for broadcast feed.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Comments

jen

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/03/What-We-Have-Learned-About-the-Great-Swine-Flu-Pandemic.aspx

Henderson, you have to read this; it is sooo reassuring. What a scam!!

jen

Henderson, yeah it's actually funny. Reverse psychology is working. It's like George "doing the opposite" on Seinfeld!!
Sure, you can be an honourary member of our family- we ain't perfect but the more the merrier!!

Henderson

Jen -

Can your family adopt us? :)

I forgot to mention... one of my cousins spams me with all sorts of anti-"anti-vaccine" garbage. Which I politely ignore.

That article on stress and H1N1 was great.

Next week will get really ugly. There were supposed to be 2 million shots ready for the country next week, but there will only be 600,000.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadians-should-expect-depleted-stocks-of-h1n1-vaccine-next-week/article1346246/

jen

Henderson, interesting the psychology of the swine flu:
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Temperatures+rise+rage+explodes+across+Canada/2164503/story.html
people are getting quite crabby about things as you have mentioned. When I was posting on the comments board, I'm pretty sure another hockey mom I know was really pissed off about anybody choosing to not vaccinate. Underneath it though, I could sense her fear. I always notice that Kim S. can see this when people post (they're often, but not always, moms) and you just can tell that they are feelng vulnerable even when they choose to vaccinate. I really hope that something good comes from all this. Increased awareness of vaccine safety is so important to our continuation as a species. That sounds so dramatic but I really mean it.

jen

Hi Henderson, I appreciate your comments. Things are at pretty much panic level here in Alberta and they are letting anyone who wants it get the vaccine. There is criticism that hi-risk people haven't been given any special priority. They've vacced around 200,000 so far. Man, I am soooo disappointed that Canada chose adjuvanted vaccine. I too would maybe have bit with the flu mist version for our son. (a 12 year old hockey dude). I really think my husband and I and my daughter have all had it in March (oddly enough) although he works for a large oil co. and you can't tell me someone couldn't have brought it back from Mexico. Pneumonia for 2 months that seemed to be resistant to antibiotics was not fun; this flu's a bad boy. That's why I'm really irate that we chosen such a bad version of the vaccine. I've heard comments that all is not well in europe for the GSK swine flu (adjuvant version) "testers." I sure agree with you that if any of us falls ill we won't be pushing it in the exercise department.
My family knows I'm pretty vaccine cautious and my mom won't get the flu shot since her mom had gb after the last swine flu fiasco. In fact, my brother and sister in law are now reading "Medical Mafia." So, I'm not getting any flack for my decision. I can imagine it, though. There is starting to be some real talk in the newspaper about the vaccine safety and efficacy. Someone wrote in to "letters" in the Herald with the comment that she is allergic to eggs and asthmatic and is really unclear as to what to do. Unfortunately, another journalist, in his article, referred to anyone who wouldn't get the shot as a "crackpot", suicidal nutbar with conspiracy theories." Seriously. I let him have it with the fact that reducing it to a ridiculous black and white viewpoint is not helpful. He said he thought that young people today were just not afraid of "plagues" because of the success of vaccinations. I wrote him back and told him that young people might ALSO be wondering why in the heck SO many of their cohorts have autism, asthma, seizures etc.!! Anyways, I.m giving the kids good omega 3/9 capsules and vit D (1,000 mgs) every day and if they get sick I.ll crank the vit. C and watch them. At least they have specifically opened flu clinics to help (besides the emerg wards which are useless). Good luck, kick back and watch "Battle of the Blades." Good luck. I'm sure we're at the height of the plandemic and things should calm down soon.

Cathy R.

You don't outgrow autism - in fact, it gets worse, if for no other reason than you (the parent) gets tired. Point her to TalkAboutCuringAutism.com... she can help her child achieve better health.

Henderson

Jen,

Don't forget that 13 year old boy played in a Hockey tournament with the flu!
I do not know the details on the little girl.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/h1n1-swine-flu/father-struggles-with-sons-death-from-flu/article1341072/

People are worried about germs at exercise events?

I'm worried about people stressing their bodies to the limits.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/phys-ed-does-exercise-boost-immunity/?scp=1&sq=exercise%20moderate%20death&st=cse

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/phys-ed-how-do-marathons-affect-your-heart/?scp=3&sq=exercise%20moderate%20death&st=cse

So, you can only imagine the conversations we are having in our Great White North Household re: the kids playing hockey (both have mito issues). Besides of course, our flu shot discussions, e.g., my sister YELLING at me a few days ago. Despite the fact that my son's last flu shot's adjuvants sent my son spiraling to you know what. Oh, she's the same sister that YELLED at me for my little one having the chickenpox this summer. Truth be known guys, I'd be VERY tempted to get the shot if we were down in the States (shot w/out adjuvants).

Linda Longoria

My daughter's best friend from her childhood has a 2yrs.old son who has autism. His doctors are confident he will outgrow this debilating disease. I pray for him & his recovery.

jen

nhokkanen, my guess is they don't care if kids have already had it. That would mean they would have to do more testing and give less vaccines. $$$$????
Things are really heating up in Canada. We have recently had a few deaths (young, healthy people), definitely into the "second wave" of the plandemic and I am very curious to know about how the europians are faring with their adjuvant H1N1 vaccines.Canada chose to give the same version, I believe. I can't believe we picked the one with the adjuvant... Anyone have a link?

Patrick

Was anyone surprised about all the talk about problems with dosing for children for tamiflu. At the time we were stockpiling 3 years ago in each state were we unaware that children required different doses than adults? I found it disturbing the lack of preparedness. Given that 2/3s of the pediatric cases of associated H1N1 deaths were treated with tamiflu, I am curious what dosage they recieved.

Angela

At the beginning of the conference I *thought* I heard the CDC spokesperson say that most people who get the flu will do just fine and probably won't even need medical intervention.

So what is all the hype about then?

Yes, flu can be dangerous but so can alot of other conditions too.

nhokkanen

How can the CDC know which kids need the H1N1 vaccine when the kids are not being tested to know whether they've already had it?

Is that why that news story appeared saying people could get swine flu three or four times this season?

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